Colour coordinating is the latest celeb fashion trend, and we're not talking about matching your handbag with your shoes. J-LO and her boyfriend Casper wore his n' hers outfits as they left their London hotel. The pair joined the matchy matchy monochrome tribe and had matching diamond earrings and sunglasses on - in the dark.
Earlier this month Cheryl Cole and new boyfriend Tre Holloway looked like a solid couple when they stepped out for a date night - grinning, holding hands and sporting matching outfits. Cheryl wore an Oxblood leather mini with black top and blazer while Tre wore a dapper shirt in, yep, an identical shade. Either they are the most in sync couple since Kimye or this took some very careful planning...
Chez and Tre, J-LO and Casps aren't the only couples who dress to match, of course. We've oft reported on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's synchronised dress code after the couple have flaunted monochrome-only wardrobes since hooking up. Then there's Jennifer Aniston who has built up a collection of leather jackets and morphed into a Justin Theroux look-a-likey, now topped off with a blinging engagement ring. And then there's Kate Middleton and Prince William who expertly coordinate their royal outfits - take yesterday, for example, when Wills was showcasing a tie to match the burgundy suit his missus was wearing. Is this the sign of perfect couple harmony? If so, our Cheryl's on the right track.
This matchy-matchy trend can be adorable and chic, yes, but it can also be disastrous. Colour coordinate with extreme caution as you don't want to end up looking like Britney and Justin circa their denim explosion days - or like the Beckhams, for that matter. Who could forget their leather biker gear? *shudders*
by Emma Spedding